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A Map of Babel

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Science  21 Apr 2000:
Vol. 288, Issue 5465, pp. 446-447
DOI: 10.1126/science.288.5465.446

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n01se A Series of Exhibitions About Information and Transformation. Adam Lowe and Simon Schaffer, Curators. Kettle's Yard, Whipple Museum of the History of Science, Cambridge University Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge, 22 January to 26 March 2000. Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, 18 January to 16 April. The Wellcome Trust's Two10 Gallery, London, 27 January to 19 May.

n01se Universal Language, Pattern Recognition, Data Synaesthetics. Adam Lowe and Simon Schaffer, Eds. Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, 2000. Unpaged, £9.95. ISBN 0-90-7074-78-2.

The artist Lowe and the historian of science Schaffer devised a multi-modal, and multi-nodal, exhibition of art and science organized around the themes of perception and communication. They also edited the book from the show, which combines images and pictures of objects with short essays by an eclectic group of contributors including Umberto Eco, Peter Galison, Lisa Jardine, Bruno Latour, and Malcolm Longair.

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